Category Archives: Short Stories

An Interpreter’s Day at a Magistrates’ Court – “Land of Hope”

Central Magistrates Court stood magnificently on John Street, a landmark building in the city centre. Built in 1891, it was one of the great architectural and sculptural achievements, in Pearl’s view. Her Majesty Queen Victoria was seated above the main … Continue reading

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Scene from a London Pub – St George and Dragon

The hunger had been rumbling in my empty belly for sometime. I could not help turning my thoughts longingly towards the meal that Dick Appleton had promised. “What about food?” I summoned enough courage with the help of alcohol. “Forget … Continue reading

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The Lodger (Part One) – A Short Story

“Sally, it’s for you.” James was holding the phone, as I came out of the kitchen. “Who is it?” I asked, reaching for the handset. “I don’t know. A woman,” He said. That was helpful, I thought. “Hello, my name … Continue reading

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A Prison Visit – “Land of Hope” 希望之岛

With the paperback release of Land of Hope this week, I am publishing a sample chapter below. Hopefully by the end of this, you will want to learn more about Pearl Zhang, her life as a police and court interpreter, and … Continue reading

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